Sunday, July 25, 2010

LOL Hand

Nothing like taking a 'cocky' comment and ramming the nuts right down their throat!

Here's the hand:

Check his comment when I over bet the river:

- No Limit Hold'em - 22:35:17 ET - 2010/07/25
Seat 1: twoblackaces (3,030)
Seat 2: cbm710 (2,970)
cbm710 posts the small blind of 15
twoblackaces posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to twoblackaces [9s 8s]
cbm710 calls 15
twoblackaces raises to 60
cbm710 calls 30
*** FLOP *** [7d 5d Qs]
twoblackaces bets 60
cbm710 calls 60
*** TURN *** [7d 5d Qs] [6c]
twoblackaces bets 120
cbm710 calls 120
*** RIVER *** [7d 5d Qs 6c] [Js]
twoblackaces has 15 seconds left to act
twoblackaces bets 1,000
cbm710: wow
cbm710 has 15 seconds left to act
cbm710: u good
cbm710 raises to 2,730, and is all in
twoblackaces calls 1,730
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cbm710 shows [4c 3c] a straight, Seven high
twoblackaces shows [9s 8s] a straight, Nine high
twoblackaces wins the pot (5,940) with a straight, Nine high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,940 | Rake 0
Board: [7d 5d Qs 6c Js]
Seat 1: twoblackaces (big blind) showed [9s 8s] and won (5,940) with a straight, Nine high
Seat 2: cbm710 (small blind) showed [4c 3c] and lost with a straight, Seven high


2010 November Nine


  1. Jonathan Duhamel - 65,975,000
  2. John Dolan - 46,250,000
  3. Joseph Cheong - 23,525,000
  4. John Racener - 19,050,000
  5. Matthew Jarvis - 16,700,000
  6. Filippo Candio - 16,400,000
  7. Michael Mizrachi - 14,450,000
  8. Soi Nguyen - 9,650,000
  9. Jason Senti - 7,625,000
Go Grinder!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Nutting it up!

Cool....I hope I get action!

Alrighty....A Customer!

Walking the Dog......

Bingo! Fully paid!

........and then a few hands later....

Lucky me!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ted Forrest wins 2Mil Bet

This is pretty incredible.......

TedMike1a Ted Forrest: I Wanted To Show That The Impossible Was Possible   #1109   2010 WSOP #90

At 5:14pm, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Ted Forrest won one of the biggest bets in the history of wagering when he stepped on a scale on the stage at the Pavilion Room at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas and the number staring back at him was 138.0 pounds. The moment was numbing: exciting, exhilarating, alarming, anticlamactic. But Forrest swears he didn’t do it for the two million dollars. “Somebody I care about very much needed to see that the impossible is possible.”

I just finished spending 3 1/2 hours with Ted, his girlfriend Pui, his trainer Mike Santoro, and Mike Matusow. I’m going to write up as much of it as I can, as fast as I can.

As soon as I get something to eat.

See below for the picture of Ted on the scale. I was alarmed when I saw him there.

TedScale1 Ted Forrest: I Wanted To Show That The Impossible Was Possible   #1109   2010 WSOP #90


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

WSOP Main Event Champion Peter Eastgate Quits Poker

We'll see how long this last.....Reposted from Cake Poker:

WSOP Main Event Champion Peter Eastgate Quits Poker

Peter Eastgate has decided to take the money and run.

Every poker player dreams of winning the World Series of Poker Main Event. But how many of them would quit the game completely just two years after claiming its most prestigious tournament title? It’s hard to say exactly, but that’s precisely what former 2008 world champion Peter Eastgate has decided to do.

“When I started playing poker for a living, it was never my goal to spend the rest of my life as a professional poker player,” Eastgate said in a statement announcing his early retirement. “My goal was to become financially independent. I achieved that by winning the WSOP main event in 2008. The period following has taken me on a worldwide tour, where I have seen some amazing places and met many new people; it has been a great experience.”

“In the 20 months following my WSOP win, I feel that I have lost my motivation for playing high-level poker along the way,” he continued. “I have decided that now is the time to find out what I want to do with the rest of my life. What this will be, I do not yet know. I have decided to take a break from live tournament poker, and try to focus on Peter Eastgate, the person.”

The youngest player ever to win the WSOP Main Event, Peter Eastgate took home $9.1 million for his achievement. In the two intervening years he grabbed another $1.8 million in earnings thanks to impressive showings at EPT London, the NBC National Heads-Up Championship, and a $4,800 preliminary event at the 2009 PCA.

Eastgate’s decision to quit the game echoes that of another young poker player who has enjoyed incredible success over the last few years. Former EPT Dortmund champion and $4 million man Mike McDonald announced earlier this year that he was quitting poker in late March before ever stepping inside the Rio for the World Series of Poker.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A little light....

I hope this is the start of a nice positive streak....although I have not had my head fully in poker as of late. I have been really tied up with my real job, to the extent that it put a huge damper on my getting out to Las Vegas for the WSOP. Can't tell you how disappointed I am, but until the day I decide to hang it up, I'll continue to have poker as my hobby, and will have to take second banana to other priorities.

I don't have grand illusions of ever being a professional poker player, although if I ever got some huge score, that may change. And my huge, I mean 'set for life' type of score, which of course, is equivalent to a lottery score (read: Cada, Yang, Gold, etc).

It's actually easy to get caught up in the success, that some of the players out there are having. And there is no denying the amount of success some of the guys are having, especially the young online guns. But the reality is that your talking about less than 1-2% of all 'tournament pros', which are making money. Among those, the majority are staked players, and many fall by the wayside year by year. Just think of some of the past 'big names' of WSOP/WPT winners you've never heard of again.

Your big name players that remain in the spotlight, all have sponsorships or have ownership in the online sites. Short of that, the names you still see out there are more than likely 'staked' players. And those in the latter category have some big in people who are always introduced as 'having made millions', and yet are broke.

So that was a pretty nice tangent, but really playing poker as a hobby, and hitting the occasional score is still pretty cool.